Timeless classics: Cashmere

Brooks Brothers

In Brooks Brothers they love all things Scottish, from tartan and tweed to single malt whiskey, so many of their favorites hail from the Highlands.

Their pillars in the production of cashmere are:

  • Craftmanship: it is still alive and actual, and it is the main pillar of their productions.
  • The production process: a sweater passes through no less than 20 pairs of hands before it is completed.
  • The wash: the first process is when water from the local river is used to wash the garments, opening the cashmere fibers, which imparts their trademark softness.
  • The attention to details: the hand-sewing area is where the sweater collars are closed with a needle and thread. This meticulous attention to detail and finishing cannot be replicated by a machine and is done only by professionals who train for over a year.
  • The control phase: garments are sent to a team of menders who repair a multitude of irregularities. In preparation for these scenarios, a mender uses contrasting colored thread to help track their stitch structure and ensure consistency of the overall weave.
  • The label: a Brooks Brothers label is attached with our stamp of authenticity: “Makers and Merchants. 100% Scottish Cashmere.”

This is their cashmere, a symbol that is synonymous with quality, luxury and care.